Hot Springs in Garland County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Discovered while playing in Hot Springs, Arkansan Bill Dickey joined the New York Yankees in 1928. Batting .313 and slugging 202 home runs during his Hall of Fame career, he was best known for his rocket arm, fierce competitiveness, and cerebral handling of his pitchers as one of baseball's greatest catchers. He won seven World Series as a player and six more as a coach with the Yanks.
Erected by Hot Springs, Arkansas Historic Baseball Trail.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Location. 34° 31.009′ N, 93° 3.718′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker is on Whittington Ave. just west of Willow Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hot Springs National Park AR 71901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lefty Grove (a few steps from this marker); Hiram Abiff Whittington (approx. 0.3 miles away); Al Simmons (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stan Musial (approx. 0.3 miles away); 122 (approx. 126 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the Founding Convention Assemblies of God April 2-12, 1914 (approx. 0.4 miles away); 201 Central Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
Also see . . . One of Yankees’ Greatest Catchers. Six minute YouTube video. (Submitted on May 12, 2020.)
Additional keywords. Baseball
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.